The world of science fiction returns to normal life after a rare two-week duel in the 16th week, thanks to the Match of the Stars. Week 17 is usually Monday through Sunday, but note that this is Thursday, which will be the busiest evening with 10 games. Tuesday will be nine games and, unusually, Sunday will be one game more than Saturday with eight.
The NHL is still playing catch-up with postponed games, and the Oilers will have a grueling schedule with two innings and will play a total of five games in Week 16, with the Lightning and Devils taking up most of the week after their match. on Tuesday.
P% = percentage of seasonal points
Opp. P% = percentage of seasonal points of opponents
Diff. = difference between P% and Opp. P%
Green is good. Red is bad. All advanced statistics are kind naturalstatrick.com.
It seems unlikely that Mike Smith will get more than three starts in a week of five games. Edmonton is under pressure, but they can’t continue to ride Smith in both games in a row because they’ll probably need him fresh and healthy for the playoffs. This means that Stuart Skinner and / or Mika Koskinen will see some action, and some of these matches seem quite appealing, including dates against sharks, kings, ducks and jets.
Also interesting is that interim coach Jay Woodcroft brought back Conar McDavid along with Zach Hyman and Jesse Puluyarvi, which allowed him to play with Evander Kane with Leon Dreisytle and bring Ryan Nugent-Hopkins back to center. These are the combos that Dave Tippett has played with before, but they looked as if their last game had more of a jump, and analytically speaking, Hyman-McDavid-Puljuarvi is probably the best combination for the Oilers. Puluarvi is only in 34 per cent of Yahoo’s leagues, and that figure has fluctuated heavily this season, but in the last game he scored a goal drought with his 11th of the season and five shots on goal.
Buffalo Sabers, Winnipeg Jets
Jeff Skinner comes out of the game with four goals, and together with Alex Tuch and Tage Thompson made a pretty good result. Thompson scored in a 5-3 defeat by Hubbs, while Tuch added three assistants and now has 14 points in 14 games. The Sabers don’t notice because they’re mediocre, and rightly so, but they have some good figures in their lineup. Aside from the match against Avs, Sabers should have no particular problems scoring points against Sens or Jackets. All three players should be widely available in Yahoo leagues.
The Jets are still hard to understand, but Wednesday and Thursday’s 16th week schedule is conducive to them when all four games are played at home. Blake Wheeler’s offense woke up with six points in four games, and as a result, Mark Schaefele; if the Jets can achieve both results, they are a good option for fantasy, because Kyle Connor is one of the best shooters in the league, and Cole Perfetti performed well, despite his inexperience. Their problem is the lack of depth, which has suffered from various injuries and inadequate performance, especially on the blue line.
Dan Vladar, G, Flames, Pavel Francouz, G, Avalanche and Anthony Stolarz, G, Ducks
The Lord, the Frenchman and the Carpenter should see action in the 16th week, when Flames and Avs will play each other on Tuesday and Wednesday, and the Ducks – on Wednesday and Thursday. The Frenchman could start on Tuesday because the Avs at home host the Stars, leaving a tougher match in Vegas for Darcy Kuemper. Meanwhile, John Gibson is set to start on Wednesday against the Flames – a potential showdown against Jacob Markstrom – leaving Stolarz against the Oilers on Thursday and also allowing Gibson to rest for two days before meeting the Canucks on Saturday. Obviously, the Frenchman and Ruler are the most coveted starting starts, but Stolarz has been excellent all season, and it remains to be seen whether the improvement of the Oilers under Woodcroft is an outbreak or a legitimate turnaround.
Patrick Lane, LW / RW, Blue Jackets
Lane is now in nearly 80 percent of Yahoo’s leagues, nearly twice as many as before, and a 10 percent increase from Saturday to Sunday after another goal against Habs. That’s now seven goals in the last five games and 13 goals in 27 games this season. Critics point to his absurd 17.8 S%, but that can be repeated for Lane because he did the same in the first two seasons in the league. The Pickets may lack playing centers, but they certainly have some offensive talent on the flanks, and other than outfits in power play, it doesn’t really matter if it’s central or a winger kills Lane’s puck. It is likely that on Tuesday against the Flames the Jket will meet with the Lord instead of Markstrom, which will facilitate Lane’s work; he should have no problems against the Hawks on Thursday or the Sabers on Sunday.
Jack Studnicka, C / RW, Bruins
Studnicka could be a tricky game if he continues to try to highlight the role on B. The absence of Brad Marshand and Patrice Bergeron moved Eric Howley’s line with Taylor Hall and David Pastrynak up the depth chart, and opened the middle for Studnicka, the 2017 sample in the second round. year, which is struggling to make a splash as the core of the game. However, since his call he has behaved quite well in two games, scoring four throws and winning 54 per cent (14 of 26) in the throw-in. Studnitskaya, at least, has a more offensive side than Charlie Coyle, who is usually more trusted in defensive situations, and Studnitskaya is potentially the best winger with Jake DeBrusk and Nick Foligno. Although both have struggled this season, their past history suggests they may be more productive than winger Coyle, Trent Frederick and Craig Smith.
Vegas Golden Knights
Mark Stone is perhaps their best player, so if he is placed in LTIR, it is a big blow to the Knights. Max Pacioretti is back, but he has been surprisingly quiet, recording just one shot in each of the last four games, even though he was known as a shooter at high volume. Jack Eichel and Alec Martinez may be back soon, but they will need a lot of time to gain speed, and now Robin Lehner is not very trustworthy.
It’s a potentially tough schedule, starting on a date against Avs on Wednesday, and Friday’s game against the Kings also won’t be a push before the end of the week to visit their hated rival the Sharks. Some divisional matches may shake the Knights out of their funk, but note that last night the Knights ranked 24th in the GF / GP with a goal difference of minus 3 in nine games since Jan. 13. During this period, only Brett Howden scored more than two goals, and the all-rounder from the bottom six also leads the team with a rating of plus-5. Respect for the 27th overall pick in 2016, but if Howden is your most productive player, something is wrong.
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